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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday August 26 2014, @03:06PM   Printer-friendly
from the more-important-than-a-wardrobe-malfunction dept.

TechCrunch reports

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Friday it would extend the net neutrality reply comment period from September 10 to September 15.

The commission has already received more than 1.1 million comments, which it released to the public last week. That is the largest number of comments the FCC has ever received, with the exception of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004, which garnered 1.4 million comments. With three extra days, net neutrality commenters will likely beat that.

The deadline for the reply comment period was pushed back to match the extension of the initial comment period, which occurred in July after the FCC experienced issues with its website. Because the first comment period was extended three additional business days and the reply period then started later, the FCC extended the period for reply comments.

"To ensure that members of the public have as much time as was initially anticipated to reply to initial comments in these proceedings, the Bureau today is extending the reply comment deadline by three business days," the FCC said in a release.

So keep your comments coming!

FCC Extends Internet Slow Lane Comment Period

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  • (Score: 2) by Tork on Wednesday August 27 2014, @03:18PM

    by Tork (3914) on Wednesday August 27 2014, @03:18PM (#86280)
    Do you even undertand anything about why the airwaves are regulated? I'm just curious because you just spouted to me a clickbait line from an article that claimed to be about routers but was really about pirate radio stations. If you actually understood why the regulations are in place and what it would really take to get the pirate radio station dudes to come out and check your router, then you'd understand that you were seriously and intentionally causing a problem that could kill people. If you were to become aware of that then you would have a different set of expectations.
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